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REGION: GUYANA – Five killed in early morning accident

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – At least five people were killed and several others injured following a three vehicle smash up early Tuesday morning at Friendship on the East Bank of Demerara. One of the vehicles involved in the deadly accident was a police car. The police have not released the names of those killed but […]

Virgin Atlantic eyeing Guyana market

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government says the United Kingdom based Virgin Atlantic Airline is interested in servicing the route and could possibly do so by next year. Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has confirmed that he has held talks with a senior official of the airline. “They were on a Skype call to […]

Guyana’s President travels to Cuba for medical treatment

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – President David Granger left Guyana on Saturday for Cuba where he has been undergoing treatment for cancer. Granger, who celebrated his 77th birthday earlier this week, is being accompanied by his wife, Sandra Granger. According to an official statement, Granger travelled to Cuba for a scheduled evaluation by doctors of the […]

Justin Ram

Caribbean economist urges governments to reduce air fares

(Source: Demerara Waves Online) – Director of Economics at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Justin Ram has slammed regional governments for the high cost of air travel and he has called on them to slash the taxes and rake in more value-added and income taxes. “What I’m saying to governments—and I go all over the […]

GUYANA – Parliament to meet following Court of Appeal ruling

CMC – The Guyana government says Parliament will soon meet to conduct the affairs of the country even as Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will appeal a court ruling that the motion of no confidence passed in December last year was invalid. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, […]

GUYANA-Campus evacuated following bomb hoax

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The University of Guyana (UG) Wednesday confirmed that classes were cancelled and staff sent home on Tuesday after someone had called a police station indicating that a bomb had been planted on the campus. “The action was deemed necessary as a precaution, and out of safety concerns for the students and […]

GUYANA – Court rules motion of no confidence against government, valid

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George- Wiltshire, Thursday ruled that the motion of no confidence passed in the National Assembly on December 21 last year that brought down the David Granger led coalition government is valid, paving the way for fresh regional and general elections to be held here later this year. […]

GUYANA – Probe launched into death of cancer patients

CMC – The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is urging the public to “to resist the urge to speculate” as it announced an investigation into the adverse reaction a particular medication has had on a number of children suffering from cancer. Media reports here said at least two children died from complications after the medication […]

GUYANA – Legislator who brought down gov’t may have committed treason

A Brooklyn, New York group is claiming that the Member of Parliament (MP) who brought down the coalition government in Guyana many have committed treason. The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) said on Saturday that the legislator Charrandas Persaud, opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) member Peter Ramsaroop and others “have been […]

GUYANA – Gov’t maintains position regarding incident involving Venezuelan navy

CMC – Guyana has reiterated its position that the Norwegian ship hired by ExxonMobil was “intercepted” by a Venezuelan naval vessel and brushed aside a claim by Caracas that the vessel had been operating in its territorial waters. Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, speaking at a symposium that focused on the continuous incursion into the […]

GUYANA: Body of child found after gold mine collapses

The body of an 11-year-old boy was recovered from a gold mine on Friday after it collapsed on him and nine others, police have confirmed. They said the pit collapsed on the child, identified as Tyrone Tyrel De Souza, trapping him in mud and water. Media reports said that De Souza, who dropped out of […]

GUYANA – Government falls, as backbencher supports opposition motion

CMC – Guyana was preparing for a general election early next year after a government backbencher supported an opposition motion of no confidence against the David Granger government late on Friday night. Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who had been heckled as he outlined his reasons for the motion in Parliament, has already signalled his intention […]

GUYANA – Attorney General urged to investigate Ukrainians who allegedly attempted to pervert justice

The New York-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) is calling on Guyana’s Attorney General, Basil Williams, to investigate allegations that two Ukrainian nationals, criminal defendants in a subjudice case, contacted relatives of a magistrate in an attempt to pervert the course of justice. On Saturday, CGID said the Ukrainians, Vitaly Paraschuck and Maksym Furtak, […]

Guyana embracing CARICOM

Guyana President David Granger has issued a message of deepened economic cooperation and collaboration among CARICOM neighbours and breaking down immigration barriers for true free movement of regional people. Against a backdrop of oil discoveries in Guyana of a potential five billion barrels surpassing that of Trinidad and Tobago and reportedly set to net the […]

GUYANA – Hospital buries fisherman’s body by accident

In what is being described as a confusing and disturbing state of affairs, five bodies are to be exhumed after mortuary attendants at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) mistakenly buried the body of a 43-year-old fisherman among those that had to be given poor burial. Surujpaul Dindyal, a father of three of Melanie Damishana, […]

GUYANA – Prison warden stabs, kills estranged wife

GEORGETOWN –– A prison warden attached to the Mazaruni Prison early yesterday morning turned himself in to authorities, in the company of his attorney, after fatally stabbing his estranged wife at her workplace. Dead is 22-year-old Lonnette Nicholson-Prince, a mother of one, and a cosmetologist attached to the New Amsterdam Psychiatric Hospital. She was allegedly stabbed […]

GUYANA – Family tragedy

GEORGETOWN –– Tragedy struck an East Canje family not once but twice after losing two family members in a two day span. The bereavement hit when 40-year-old Isbarran Bhognarine, called “Gaga”, was discovered lying face down in a canal behind the Cumberland, East Canje ball field. According to reports the man left his home on Monday […]